Thursday, January 28, 2010

Women's Self Defense - Bedroom Attack

I've found a video to share with you produced by Michael Pace. He's passed my test of "close scrutiny" and I've found him to be very knowledgeable in the intricacies of self defense scenarios and is a top notch instructor. He knows his stuff. If you read the previous post below this one, you can see in the video that he has a real grasp on behavior, proper response and how your behavior directly affects the escalation of a conflict.

I first saw this next video of his about a year ago and it's of great value to women, who may find themselves beneath an unwanted body some day. The first portion is the actual encounter and it happens very quickly, but then he breaks it down, detailing the sequence of events in a very simple to understand method. It gets my rubber stamp of approval. This will work ladies - learn it - you may need this information to save your life one day.

Another way to avoid being surprised in bed is to have a security alarm for rooms, doors and windows. An alarm will wake you up, then a handgun or canister of Mace pepper gel, will stop an attacker and allow you to make your escape. Too many women take their safety for granted - don't be one of them. See you soon!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Women's Self Defense - Strategies

Women must be assertive, not necessarily aggressive unless warranted, in fending off a possible assault when handling real life situations in the street.

There's a time and place for everything in the realm of women's self defense. By thinking through or practicing your response to aggressive individuals, you'll put yourself at risk less often and avoid being attacked.

There are situations for raw, primal aggression and there are times when a more measured response will keep you from harm. Please remember that you can be a perfectly charming lady but in times of crisis situations, you may find that a less refined approach is what is needed.

I've added a video below that discusses various responses to the same situation and what the possible outcomes could be. Just because you're a member of the fairer sex, that doesn't mean that you have to put up with jerks. Sometimes being too nice can get you hurt.

See you soon with more ideas on viable responses to aggression. Stay safe!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Women's Self Defense - Handguns

I have rarely met a woman who doesn't enjoy firing a handgun. That however, is quite different from how many women I know who would actually obtain a Conceal Carry permit and use a handgun for self defense purposes.

Almost every woman I've encountered would rather use more benign measures such as self defense products like stun guns, pepper spray or personal alarms.

I researched this story that a friend sent me but it doesn't appear in the periodical on the day it supposedly took place. Some women work very hard to support themselves and will not put up with a thief robbing them of their hard earned pay.

Apparently, a Houston Texas woman was charged for shooting a man in the back 6 times. At her arraignment she was asked by the Judge to explain. She told the Judge that she was waiting at the bus stop for about 15 minutes after waitressing at a nearby cafe, when she spotted a shady character sizing her up.

She explained that her purse was over her left shoulder and her right hand was inside and gripping her revolver that she kept hidden inside. Within seconds, she was spun around from her left side 180 degrees, which left her staring at the shady character running away from her with her purse in hand.

She looked down at her right hand and saw that it was still gripping the revolver and screamed to the perpetrator "you're not stealing my paycheck and tips" and fired all 6 rounds into his back.

When asked how she knew she fired 6 rounds she replied "I knew because when I pulled the trigger the 7th time, the gun just went click."

This plucky woman was acquitted of all charges and was back on her job at the cafe the next day.

I couldn't confirm this story, which supposedly took place March 5th 2009, but I do think that this sort of thing happens daily across our Country to women that are targeted as easy marks by every sort of low-life crook. I have always believed that men and women should be properly trained in the use of a firearm, then apply for and be issued Conceal Carry Weapon "CCW" permits.

If this was the case, crime rates would plummet and 1000's of unlucky men and women would survive criminal attacks. See you soon - enjoy the video!